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ERIC Number: ED400017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a Handbook of Services for Rochester Community College Students with Disabilities.
Mercer, Bonnie
In 1995, this project was undertaken at Rochester Community College (RCC), in Minnesota, to develop a guide to services for students with disabilities to improve the provision of legally-required services and information. To determine both the special services needed by students with disabilities for college success and the topics that should be included in the guide, six activities were undertaken. First, a literature review was conducted, with results grouped by the special services needed by students with disabilities. Formative and summative committees were then established to review and validate the topics gathered in the review. Next, the formative committee provided input on design and format requirements for the handbook, and a draft version was prepared of the handbook. The summative committee reviewed the draft and a final copy was developed and submitted to the Dean of Students. It was recommended that all new students with disabilities be given a copy of the handbook to help them adjust to college. The resulting handbook is attached, providing information related to getting started at RCC; the college's program of services, including a list of available services; creating an educational plan, including recommendations for initial courses; successfully implementing the educational plan, highlighting study strategies and requirements for college success; definitions of learning disabilities and eligibility for related services; local, state, and national polices pertaining to students with disabilities; and local service agencies. (HAA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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